Renewable energy sources offer a sustainable solution to meet the energy needs of the future. To overcome the intermittency of solar and wind we are focusing on strategies to address energy storage and conversion using batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers in transformative ways.
Addressing the Global Energy Crisis
The Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center (CEEC) is using a multiscale approach to discover groundbreaking technology and accelerate commercialization. CEEC joins together faculty and researchers from across the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who study electrochemical energy with interests ranging from electrons to devices to systems. Our industry partnerships enable the realization of breakthroughs in electrochemical energy storage and conversion.
Columbia Engineering has launched a new research center, the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center (CEEC), to address energy storage and conversion using batteries and fuel cells in transformative ways that will ultimately enable the widespread use of renewable energy and the associated need for energy storage. The Center is co-directed by Alan C. West, Samuel Ruben-Peter G.
Columbia Engineers have developed a new paint that is able to actively cool buildings and other types of infrastructure by removing white pigment and incorporating a polymer coating. The polymeric paint exhibits nano-to-microscale air voids, that act as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied exactly like commercial paint.
Researchers at CEEC and Primus Power (Hayward, CA) have been awarded funds for an APRA-E DAYS (Duration Addition to ElectricitY Storage) program to develop long-duration grid energy storage by using a new approach to zinc bromine batteries to dramatically reduce system cost.